Prince was Controversy.

Controversy. Prince will always be Controversy to me. Autumn 1981, senior year of high school, my friend Bob came over clutching an album hidden in a shopping bag like he had discovered the most clandestine secrets to life. My parents … Read More

Beer gets a makeover

My local grocery store has become a graphic design paradise like never before. I’m convinced the 21st century will go down as the most graphic heavy century ever seen, until we turn the corner on the 22nd century. I can’t … Read More

The Color of a Champion

You can tell a lot about a sports fan by the clothes they wear — the passion, the energy and the expense to blend in or stand out with their tribe. I’ve wondered if championship teams and their fans have anything … Read More

Paul Simon & Sting. A harmony lesson.

One is tall, lean, and looks like a bit like a body builder. The other is  small, ruffled, and looks like your old favorite uncle. One is bald, the other is gray. They look like a  comedy team with large … Read More

House of Cards built with a blueprint

I’m a big House of Cards fan. I’m a big Kevin Spacey fan. There is much to like about the show. It’s tightly written, with enough scheming and back stabbing to seem almost real.  Then you meet Spacey’s character, Frank Underwood, and … Read More

Scrolling Through Technology

Ancient civilizations used scrolls to tell stories, document life, and communicate. The scroll was continuous, because the story had no end, and many cultures recognized there would be a continuing flow to the story. There was no final chapter. We … Read More

From Condoms to Caskets the Brand Deserves a KISS

“YOU wanted the best, YOU got the best. The hottest band in the world…” Lights go out. Explosions, fire, spotlights, screaming guitars, and the official rock ‘n’ roll circus has begun. There is nothing like a Kiss concert. Nothing. Kiss … Read More

When Nike Comes Calling

My son’s wardrobe of choice includes shorts, t-shirts and the latest kicks he can afford from Nike. Shoes from Nike, Air Jordan and all, have not lost their status from generation to generation. If anything, the appeal may be higher … Read More